Avalanche Studios are most known for its work on the Just Cause franchise but the Sweedish studio is partnering up with Xbox for a fresh take on the co-op genre. Contraband is a co-op heist game set in the 1970s and has all the chance to become a new hit. But, what do we know about the game ahead of the eventual Contraband release date?
The studio is known for its excellence in open-world mayhem and the Sweedish team working on Contraband have previously made Mad Max and Rage 2. And, with the game reportedly set to be heavily focused on vehicle combat, the talent is a great match with what Contraband is being pitched as.
But, what have we heard and seen about potentially the next great co-op experience from Xbox ahead of the Contraband release date?
Contraband Release Date Speculation
Contraband does not have a release date or release window. Avalanche Studios did not reveal any kind of release information when they announced the game.
However, speculation from industry insiders has said that the game could launch sometime in 2023 or 2024. This delay could be due to the game potentially being pushed back due to missing development milestones which isn’t confirmed but has been rumoured.
We have only seen one Contraband trailer so far, which is a CGI trailer explaining the game’s setting and co-op heist premise.
However, gameplay for the game is reportedly set to be vehicle-focused and have players completing heists in a fictional paradise in 1970s Bayan.
That covers everything we know about Contraband on Xbox and PC right now ahead of the Contraband release date. For more on some great games, check out the best Xbox Series X games.
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